Monthly Archives: December 2016

SIERRA LEONE – The Trip

SIERRA LEONE Dec 28, 2016 – January 2, 2017 Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea on the north, Liberia in the south-east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the south-west. Sierra Leone has a … Continue reading

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GUINEA – The Trip

GUINEA Dec 22-28, 2016 Imagine you’re travelling on smooth highway, and then get tempted by a tiny, dusty turn-off into rugged terrain, where surprising beauty and treacherous vistas define the route. Guinea is that turn-off. This is a country blessed … Continue reading

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MALI – The Trip

MALI Dec 16-22, 2016 WHY GO? Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres. The population of Mali is 14.5 million. Its capital is … Continue reading

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THE ACTUAL TRIP

This winter’s trip promises to be my biggest adventure yet – Morocco to Cape Town overland – 17 countries over 5½ months – most on the dodgy side. Because of all the logistical difficulties of traveling through West Africa, I … Continue reading

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VISAS

Obtaining visas in order to travel overland from Morocco to Cape Town is the major challenge of this trip. On this page, I hope to give as complete information on getting visas as I can. Information is sparse and most … Continue reading

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SENEGAL – The Trip

Senegal – Dec 9-16, 2016 Senegal is bordered by the North African country of Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. Senegal further borders the country of The Gambia, a … Continue reading

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WESTERN SAHARA – The Trip

WESTERN SAHARA Dec 3.4, 2016 Ask any Moroccan about the status of the Western Sahara and they’ll insist it’s sovereign soil, yet international law is clear that this is still under dispute. For travellers, it’s mainly an empty windswept stretch … Continue reading

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MAURITANIA – The Trip

Mauritania Dec 4-9, 2016 Mauritania is a country in the Maghreb region of western North Africa. It is the eleventh largest country in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Morocco and the remnants of Western … Continue reading

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